Today is the 30th anniversary of the original Back To The Future. Yes, ’80s babies, it’s been 30 years since Marty McFly and Doc Brown first met up at the
Puente Hills Twin Pines Mall to test drive the DeLorean that gets weird when it hits 88 miles per hour and made movie history. As we eagerly await the release of the Nike Air Mag with power lacing later this year, let’s take a look at the first time Nike brought back the Air Mag in 2011. Well, a ceramic version of the Air Mag at least…
When Nike and Michael J. Fox teamed up to release the Air Mag in 2011, it was for a charitable cause that helped raise funds and awareness for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. One of the events that Nike held for the Air Mag was at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles. It was obviously memorable for what Nike and Fox were trying to accomplish, but it was also a special night for me because it was my first time attending a sneaker event as a member of the media.
Unfortunately, being a member of the media means you’re not exactly making enough money to bid on the Air Mags that were available at the event (Remember when Tinie Tempah bid over $37k for the first one? Actually, remember Tinie Tempah?). But I did buy an $88 ceramic replica that Nike had at the event, which according to the lady that I bought it from was limited to 350 pieces.
Oh, and my replica is signed by Christopher Lloyd, who was at the event and produced the biggest geek out moment ever. Not a bad first night on the job, huh?